5 Ways Chiropractic Care can Help Relieve Neck Pain

by drfisher  - April 14, 2023

You suffering from neck pain? It can be incredibly uncomfortable, and it can interfere with your daily activities. Let’s explore five ways that chiropractic care can help relieve neck pain.

1) Spinal Manipulation

Spinal manipulation is a technique used to adjust the spine and neck. This form of therapy helps to reduce pain, improve mobility, and increase range of motion. Spinal manipulation works by applying pressure to vertebrae and other joints in order to stretch and realign them. By manipulating the spine and neck in this way, we can help relieve tension and pressure on your nerves, muscles, and joints.

Spinal manipulation is a safe and non-invasive treatment for neck pain. Dr. Fisher is trained to assess each patient’s condition and develop a personalized treatment plan that will target your specific problem areas. It is an effective way to provide relief for many forms of neck pain, including pinched nerves, muscle strain, stiffness, headaches, and more.

2) Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an effective form of treatment for neck pain, as it can help to relax tense muscles, relieve tension, and improve range of motion. It will also help to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote overall healing. Massage therapy techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and hot stone massage can be used to treat neck pain. When used in combination with other forms of treatment, massage therapy can be very beneficial in relieving neck pain.

Who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing massage? Either way, it will assist in relief and removing added stress to the painful areas.

3) Myofascial Release

Myofascial release helps to relieve this tension and reduce neck pain. This targets the body’s myofascial tissues which are the connective tissues that run throughout the body. When the myofascial tissues become tense, they can cause tension in the neck area which can lead to stiff neck or neck pain.

A gentle sustained pressure is placed on the area of tension. This pressure helps to slowly release tension in the myofascial tissues and restore range of motion in the neck. This is often combined with spinal manipulation and massage therapy to help improve overall neck health.

4) Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a form of manual therapy that uses gentle and sustained pressure on the joint. It can help to restore movement and reduce pain by improving joint function and range of motion.

This focuses on restoring motion in the neck by gently moving the joints and encouraging them to move freely. Joint mobilization can be used to improve posture, reduce neck pain, and increase the range of motion.

5) Ergonomic Changes

Ergonomics is the science of designing and arranging physical environments in order to reduce stress and optimize comfort and productivity. Ergonomic changes are one of the most important ways to help relieve neck pain. You would be shocked to know how many people do not see the importance of their environment when it comes to posture and neck and back pain.

Proper ergonomics can help reduce neck pain by improving posture and decreasing the amount of strain on the neck muscles. When it comes to reducing neck pain, some of the most important ergonomic changes you can make include:

  • Adjust the height of your chair so that your feet are firmly on the ground with your knees at a 90-degree angle.
  • Make sure your computer monitor is at eye level so you don’t have to tilt your head up or down to view it.
  • Sit up straight and keep your head aligned with your spine. This can be achieved by using a supportive chair or cushion that encourages good posture.
  • Try using a headset when talking on the phone for long periods of time. This will help keep your neck in its natural position.
  • If you need to use a laptop, try using an external keyboard and mouse to reduce strain on your arms and neck.

Working with Achieve can also help you determine what specific adjustments need to be made in order to improve your posture and overall wellbeing.

Fortunately, many people have found relief through the care we provide here at Achieve Health and Wellness. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of treatment that can help alleviate neck pain. Book your appointment today.

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